Executive Mgtmt Director-Exec Mgt

Location
East Lansing MI
Posted
Jun 23, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

This position will have the following Responsibilities: 

1. Direct the Career Services Network, which consists of career consultants jointly appointed and supported by the colleges, career development and support staff that oversee the general operations of the Network within the various Career Development Centers and Hubs, as well as the Collegiate Research Institute. This role includes:

    • Identifying and filling unmet needs to ensure staffing levels in each area are appropriate
    • Recruiting, hiring, evaluating and empowering staff to ensure effective delivery of services

    • Establishing and communicating a compelling vision for continuous monitoring and improvement of programming

    • Developing and implementing qualitative and quantitative assessment tools to evaluate the impact of various types of engagements and interventions

    • Actively pursuing fundraising and revenue-generating outreach activities

    • Providing direct supervision for the staff, budget and operations of the Network to ensure appropriate stewardship of funds

    • Overseeing the Michigan State University College Advising Corps Program

    • Creating a culture where innovation and creativity are valued and harnessed to improve outcomes. 

2. The Director will work collaboratively and communicate effectively with multiple units in each of Michigan State’s 17 degree-granting units and across the University, implementing a distributive model of career services. This includes:

    • Associate Provosts for Undergraduate and Graduate Education to ensure alignment and integration of academic and professional needs of undergraduate, graduate and professional students

    • Academic advising and student affairs offices in each College

    • Campuswide career services staff, including the Eli Broad College of Business’ Lear Center, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences’ ComArtSci Career Center, an anticipated Hub for Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering’s Center for Spartan Engineering Career Services Center and Neighborhood Engagement Centers of other campus-wide partners, to ensure a coordinated campus wide delivery of career services

    • University Advancement including especially the MSU Alumni Association to involve alumni in career navigation and mentoring

    • All degree-granting units at MSU to ensure curricula are designed and aligned with market place needs

    • Campus partners supportive of specific student populations such as the Office for International Student and Scholars, Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, Veterans Resource Center, and Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions.

3. Continue to grow the external reputation and effectiveness of the Network, including:

    • Cultivating,developing and maintaining effective communication and relationships with employers on ­campus, nationally, and globally
    • Promote research on the job market and support the overall evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of career services at Michigan State University through national benchmarking

    • Effectively demonstrating to external stakeholders the continued leadership MSU achieves through innovative strategies for career navigation and development

    • Be a thought-leader in state, regional and national career services related organizations

    • Share the story of CSN and build awareness of unit, communicating its value and accomplishments to constituents on and off campus 

4. Contribute significantly to the leadership of the unit and the University, including:

    • Serving on appropriate University committees to ensure that career implications of university-wide decisions are elucidated and understood
    • Participate as a member of the Vice President’s leadership team to ensure effective communication and collaboration within the Division of Student Affairs

Michigan State University has partnered with the Search Firm Spelman Johnson in this search process and applicants should apply through Spelman Johnson. To apply please visit the following link at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/executive-director-career-services-network/.

Required Degree

Masters -HALE,

Desired Degree

Doctorate

Minimum Requirements

Candidates must have a demonstrated significant administrative experience in comprehensive career development programs, talent acquisition efforts or related areas. The ideal candidate will have a successful record of accomplishment as a leader who understands change and who has a sophisticated knowledge of the job market and employment trends, thorough understanding of career exploration and development, service learning and other co-curricular experiences, student employment issues, and the use of technology in delivery of services to students and employers. Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability as a leader and manager with a collaborative, respectful administrative style and positive approach to problem solving. Experience managing significant budgets is required.

Required Application Materials

Michigan State University has partnered with the Search Firm Spelman Johnson in this search process and applicants should apply through Spelman Johnson. To apply please visit the following link at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/executive-director-career-services-network/

Applications should include a letter of interest clearly addressing the position requirements, and resume or curriculum vitae.

Special Instructions

Michigan State University has partnered with the Search Firm Spelman Johnson in this search process and applicants should apply through Spelman Johnson. To apply please visit the following link at www.spelmanandjohnson.com/position/executive-director-career-services-network/. Confidential inquiries and nominations should be addressed to Valerie Szymkowicz,  Senior Associate, Spelman Johnson.